Sunday, March 18, 2012

The chickie dress

I finally finished Em's Easter dress. Allie says that she wants a skirt (she picked out purple bunny fabric) and Anna is being completely indecisive (Anna being Anna) so I decided to start with the dress just in case Allie and Anna change their minds.

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There are little chicks along with Easter eggs on the fabric.

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The weather has been wacky here so who knows what it will be like in 3 weeks but she most likely will have to wear a shirt of some sort under the dress. I'm not even going to deal with that right now.

The back. I should have straightened out the edges of the overdress but you get the idea.

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Once I start I project, I obsess until I finish it. I always think that this dress isn't that bad to sew but it is. Last night, I told Rich that I had about two hours left. I can laugh at that statement now. I didn't finish until two o'clock this afternoon. Granted, I wasn't just sewing but it still took way more than two hours.

Emily freaking loves this dress. She was running around with it on and I even brought her outside for a mini photo shoot, which was a fail because she was running in and out of the shade and spinning around. She wiped out in the grass so I brought her in and asked her to change so I could hang the dress up. We were getting ready to leave the house anyway. Oh, the tears. She told me that she wanted to wear it for the rest of the day. I told her that after Easter, she can wear it whenever she wants to.

Silly faces.

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(This is the feliz dress pattern from the book Sewing Clothes Kids Love - which can be found on Amazon. It is somewhat difficult so be warned if you are new to sewing.)

15 comments:

Michele said...

So pretty, you are very talented.

michelle said...

Wow, that is a great dress! Love the backside.

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babymakesus3 said...

That's amazing! GREAT JOB!! I love it. You are extremely talented (and patient) I could never do something like that without screaming.

Melissa said...

Yup, love the ruffles.

Tracey's Life said...

Great job - you are so talented!

Cindy said...

I don't blame Emily for never wanting to take it off. That dress is Fabulous! You did a great job. I love the fabric on the ruffles too. Nice choices of polka dots and stripes.

Samantha said...

So wish I could have some talent sewing! Beautiful dress!

Jacki said...

This is so adorable! Reading your blog has inspired me to learn how to sew. I'm still in the hemming phase though:)

Eliza Ligaya said...

those ruffles on the back are just the sweetest!

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

WOW! The dress is amazing!

CJ said...

Yea, you rock! Sewing seems very hard to me. How do you find the time to sew though! :)

Sarah said...

Thank you!

CJ - I don't do anything I don't have to but sew. It's a constant start and stop but I can finish something.

twinsplus3 said...

oh my word !!! i check your blog for updates everyday and LOVE hearing about your girls / seeing your photos etc. i have to say that i am besotted with the dress you made! i am thinking i need to take up sewing. where would you get a pattern for that dress? i live in ireland and no one i know is even remotely interested in sewing. you are an AMAZING mommy !

Sarah said...

@twinsplus3 - the pattern (along with several others) is in the book Sewing Clothes Kids Love. I purchased mine from Amazon on sale last year.